Following a Dream

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In my blog and in my practice, I talk a lot about honoring our inner truth. My truth is this: I have a book inside of me that wants to come out. This won’t be my first book. (If you’re interested, you can find that here.) This second book will be about guilt and how to break free of its grip.

I’ve decided that now is the time to turn my creative energies in that direction. So, I may be posting less frequently, but when I do, the topic will most likely be related to guilt or what I playfully refer to as the guilt monster.

I have a personal history with the guilt monster. We go way back, starting with my childhood. Its impact was so significant, in fact, that it was a key factor in my decision to become a therapist. My life’s work has been to help people free themselves from that cage.

Guilt estranges us from ourselves.

Guilt causes us to wear masks and to go into hiding. Guilt blurs our vision, resulting in poor choices. It inhibits us. It destroys self-esteem. It cripples us from stating our truth. It stifles love for ourselves. It’s at the core of self-denial and self-condemnation.

Guilt drives so much dysfunction, and it creates so much misery . . . its effects are felt in all arenas of life. The longer I practice, the more people I talk to, the more I realize this book needs to be written!

I’ve already shared many of my views on guilt in some of my posts (Shed Those Unwanted Pounds . . . of Guilt, and Meet Your Roommate, to name just a few). The concepts I write about in those posts, and more, will be expanded upon in the book.

While on my journey, I want us to stay in touch. I will be posting pieces of the book here as I go along, and I would love to continue to hear from you. Wish me luck!

(Thanks, Tracie Louise, for letting me use another one of your wondrous photos!)

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15 responses to “Following a Dream

  1. jbmunk@comcast.net

    Salee!

    Hats off to you and your journey writing about guilt.  I look forward to reading as you share and wish you god speed:)

    Thanks for the inspiration of following your dream.  Many will likely follow, including me.

    Blessings,

    Jane Munk AKA occasional office mate

     

  2. Best wishes on the writing of your book! Sharing pieces on your blog is such a wonderful way of receiving feedback before it is even published and also generating interest in the final product.

    Here is a talk about guilt that I highly recommend 🙂

  3. Rachel

    Salee,
    I’m happy that you are following your dreams!! I can’t wait to read your book!! Your words, as always, in this post are so true! We need to tell children be aware of the guilt monster and not the boogey man! Maybe that’s a children’s book in the making. 🙂 Lots of love Salee!

  4. Don

    Guilt keeps the cage door locked, but if we listen to our soul, we’ll find the key to unlock it.

  5. S Fenker

    Good luck with your book Salee!  I think I would very much benefit from hearing what you want to say! 

  6. I look forward to sharing your path in the sunshine to help others discover life without the guilt monster.

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